The Queen opens a two-day summit of Commonwealth leaders in Malta, as David Cameron promises a Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism.
France is holding a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
The Anglican and Catholic churches, three councils, and "people of public prominence" are to be investigated by the inquiry into child sexual abuse, its chair says.
A heavy calibre gun was used in an attack on a police patrol car in west Belfast, police say.
More than one in 10 schools in England are using more unqualified staff to teach lessons in response to growing teacher shortages, research suggests.
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is criticised for suggesting Tony Blair was to blame for the deaths of 52 people in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes Leicester are serious Premier League contenders.
The Black Friday shopping frenzy has shown signs of moving online, analysts say, with no repeat of last year's chaos in some stores.
Voting is now open after the six-name shortlist for the BBC's Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award is announced.
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
Leaders Leicester are serious Premier League title contenders, according to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
Three children died during an inspection into a council's "inadequate" children's services, an Ofsted report reveals.
The judge leading the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has named some of the institutions in England and Wales that will be investigated.
The Turkish prime minister vows to "work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
A convicted Czech software pirate agreed to make an anti-piracy film in order to avoid being sued by the firms whose software he pirated.
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's martial arts drama The Assassin is named the best film of 2015 in Sight & Sound magazine's poll of 168 critics.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a shadow cabinet rebellion over his opposition to UK air strikes in Syria.
The judge leading the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse announces its first investigations.
A gun attack on a police patrol car in west Belfast, in which up to eight shots were fired, is being treated as attempted murder.
Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.